So much American music of late here and the English has been mainly folk. Went back through to see what to play this evening and this is where I lose half the readership:
Started with Cream: White Room. Uh huh, ok in retrospect, listened to a couple of others – pretentious.
Richie Blackmore was in some band I can’t remember so checked that out. Child in Time was good, very Uriah Heep, listened to a couple of others, Smoke on the Water was good.
The Clash – sigh, still postulating like Oasis. Actually, I take that back – they were fine. Should I stay?
Don’t even mention U2 or Phil Whatsisname or excrescence Elton John, anyway, this post is about bands – leaving the megabands out of it.
Boomtown Rats – well, Geldorf is a total tosser, yes, but a couple of their songs weren’t bad. I keep forgetting some of these bands are Irish.
The Kinks had some good numbers but their touring behaviour [tossers], plus Lola – went right off them. Was going to run Sunny Afternoon, just think Ray Davies is up himself. You could say Paul Rodgers was too, oh well.
There were others over the journey – Long John Baldry, Dave Dee, Dave Clark, Zeppelin, Yardbirds were unpretentious until I’m a Man. For Your Love – not running the live version, sick of those girls screaming through the song here’s the studio version.
I play so much Stranglers, Joy Division, New Order and Hawkwind that … well let’s skip over then for now. Who’ve I forgotten? Queen, yes. FM puts me off my food. Anyone else?
Once we get to the 80s/90s, the scene changes – I like Pale Saints. Sight of You best. Best concert I ever saw? Roxy Music.
Goodness there were some great English bands over the journey.
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